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Barrio Predator Fly Lines

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Our Predator line is designed for those of us who like to cast big flies to hungry predators in cold ( non tropical ) fresh and saltwater.

A line designed to be easy casting, turn over big flies, heavy leaders and wire bite-tippets, whilst maintaining good presentation. A line designed to work with most predator leaders and work exceptionally well with 5ft or 7ft poly/versileaders, with a short length of mono tied to a wire trace.

These lines have an easily managed head of approx 33ft (10.06m) with 15ft of handling line leading into the running line proper. The handling line helps to stabilise the head in flight and is easy to handle when hauling.

Our floating Predator lines (F) are 100ft in length, the head colour is pale olive and the running line cream.

Our intermediate headed Predadator lines (IH) have a darker olive intermediate head and the floating running line is pale yellow.

Line sizes and head weights

The Barrio Predator Line comes in three sizes, with head weights of 22g, 25g and 28g.

Choosing which line is right for you and your rod is always going to be a matter of personal preference. Some people like to 'over-line' vs their rod manufacturer's recommendations and some people prefer to 'underline', others simply go with what it says on their rod. There are no right or wrong answers here and it is entirely down to your personal preference.

To help you decide which line is right for you, we've created a wee user guide table below. We hope you find it useful.

Barrio Predator fly lines
Will Shaw testing a Barrio Predator prototype fly line

Predator fly line chart

Our lines do not come with factory welded loops, we use salmon sized RM braided loops. These are available to order and are very easy to fit.

For those of you that 'weld your own' loops - yes, our coatings can be welded.

Country of manufacture: Made in the UK.

Please note that our fly line profile diagrams do not include any information regarding compound tapers ( multiple tapers within a taper ) that we may have included within the profile and that the dimensions may vary for each individual line weight.

Barrio Predator Fly Line Profile

Customer Reviews

Name: Andrew Cheetham
Country: UK
Subject: Predator Fly Lines

Dear Mike, I recently purchased a floating Predator line from you in 25g. It is the best line I have used in 10 years of pike fly fishing.

I used it on the fenland drains this weekend in strong winds and it was great. I have passed my findings onto my colleagues in the Pike Fly FIshing Association.


Name: James Cutts
Country: UK
Subject: Predator Fly Lines

The 28g Predator does exactly what I expected of it - thanks for a great line, which carries heavy flies brilliantly.

Name: Lutz Bergner
Country: Germany
Subject: Predator Fly Lines

Looking for a new floating Pike line for quite a while, I've recently bought the Barrio Predator 22G. I was a bit sceptical at first when I saw the thin tip - but this line really flies. I nail-knotted a 5ft pike leader to the tip and off it went. This line is a pleasure to cast and does turn over even the bulky Bauer tubes with ease.

Mike - thank you for this line. It is the best that I have used - so far for this purpose.

Name: Steven Lawler
Country: UK
Subject: Predator Fly Lines

I bought a Predator line as a back up line for a 10 day trip to Argentina, fishing for Golden Dorado. I was so impressed that I used it as my main line for the whole trip.

Although it states it is a cold water line, it did not go tacky in the heat. A superb, super slick line that I cast long distances and turned over big (and I mean up to 6”) streamers with ease.

I am so impressed for the price.

Thanks Mike.

Name: Rodney Wevill
Country: UK
Subject: Predator Fly Lines

Dear Mike, thank you for your quick turn around with my order for the 25g Predator fly line. I have now used it over 10 trips and can say it's as good as it gets, love the line and will be ordering more in the future.

Regards, Rodney.